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January 15, 2001

Christian Pop Rock at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal City, CA -- Pop-charting pop rock, alternative sounds and acoustic guitars will resonate throughout Universal Studios Hollywood as some of the biggest names in Christian rock take the stage for "Rock The Universe," a weekend-long Christian concert series on March 23 and March 24, 2001.

The two-night rock festival will feature dynamic stage performances from some of the industry's most popular artists. Headliners for Friday, March 23, include veteran recording artists Newsboys, Grammy Award-winner Rebecca St. James, Latin recording phenomenon and 2000 Grammy-nominee Jaci Vel‡squez, Orange County-based rock-alternative band Pax 217 and others.

Modern rock band Audio Adrenaline, 2000 Grammy-nominee and Dove-Award winner Jennifer Knapp, Grammy-nominated group 4HIM, boy band Jake, singer/songwriter Bebo Norman, pop-folk artist Justin McRoberts and other local Christian artists take the stage Saturday, March 24.

"Rock the Universe" marks the first private two-day concert for Universal Studios Hollywood. "Rock the Universe" will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night.

Blending positive messages with a musical menu of contemporary pop, rock, R&B and alternative sounds, "Rock the Universe" invites Christian and mainstream music fans to experience a weekend of spirited bands, life-changing contemporary music and energetic, soulful performances. With musical stages located throughout the park, guests can enjoy simultaneous concert shows while enjoying the theme park's world-class movie-based attractions including "Jurassic Park-The Ride," "ET-The Adventure" and ""Back to the Future-The Ride."

Event hosts Survivor's Dirk Been and The Real World Los Angeles' Jon Brennan, as well as inspirational speakers Jay Strack and Joey Buran are also scheduled to appear throughout the event.

Advance tickets for "Rock the Universe" are $31.00 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster locations, Universal Studios Hollywood or online at A special advanced ticket offering admission for both nights is $57.00. Celebrity Annual Pass holders can purchase advance tickets for $26.00 (single) or $47.00 (weekend-long).